Communicating through presentations has always been effective. Google Slides, a popular platform for creating presentations, gives you the ability to make your presentations even more engaging with the integration of music. In this post, we will teach you how to add music to your Google Slides presentation from YouTube.
Here is a straightforward step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Open Your Google Slides Presentation
First off, you need to access your Google Slides presentation. This can be done by signing into your Google account, going to Google Drive, and finding the presentation you want to add music to.
Step 2: Find Your Desired YouTube Video
Next, head over to YouTube and find the music you want to add. For this process, we will be using the YouTube video URL, so make sure to copy it.
Step 3: Insert the Video into Google Slides
Go back to your Google Slides presentation, and on the toolbar, click on Insert then Video. A window will open, and there are three options of how you can add a video. Since we have the YouTube video URL, select the “By URL” option and paste the copied URL into the box, then click Select.
Step 4: Adjust the Start and End Times
After successfully adding the video, you can adjust the start and end times of the track. Click on the video in the slide, then click on Format Options. In the sidebar that opens, you can adjust the start and end times under the Video Playback section.
Step 5: Hide the Video (Optional)
If you prefer not to display the video on your slide, you can resize it down until it’s not visible or drag it off the slide area. The music will still play, but your audience won’t see the video.
Play Music Across All Slides
If you want your music to play across all slides rather than just one, you will need to tweak your settings a bit. However, keep in mind that Google Slides doesn’t currently have a built-in feature to play music across slides. Here’s a workaround:
Step 1: Make Your Video Invisible
First, make your video invisible as described above.
Step 2: Autoplay Video When Presenting
Next, click on the video and select Format Options. Under the Video Playback section, tick the box for “Autoplay when presenting”.
Step 3: Duplicate the Slide
Finally, duplicate the slide with the invisible video as many times as you need. To do this, right-click on the slide in the slide pane and select Duplicate slide.
And there you have it! Your music will play across all slides during your presentation. Note that each time you transition to a new slide, the music may briefly pause before continuing from where it left off.
Adding music to your Google Slides presentation from YouTube can give your presentation a more engaging and polished feel. While the process has a few steps, it’s not too difficult once you get the hang of it!